Jan 10

FDA Issues Plan to Control Therapeutic Antibiotics and Phase-Out Sub-Therapeutic Antibiotics in Livestock Production

FDA Issues Plan to Control Therapeutic Antibiotics and Phase-Out Sub-Therapeutic Antibiotics in Livestock Production

On December 11, the FDA announced a plan to “help phase out the use of medically important antimicrobials in livestock for food production purposes.” The use of these applications were defined as enhancing growth or improving feed efficiency. The FDA action was characterized as “a plan to ensure judicious use of antibiotics in food animals” and is predicated on Guidance Document #231 and the preceding Guidance Document #209, both of which can be accessed on www.fda.gov.

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Aug 02

It's a Farm. It's a girl. It's Super Pig!

Categories: Guest Posts, Pig, Pigs, Swine
It's a Farm. It's a girl. It's Super Pig!

Beth Riffel, the winner of our Pigs in Focus contest, took some time to explain what life on her farm is like and how her winning photo came to be:

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Jun 06

What About our Carbon Hoofprint?

What About our Carbon Hoofprint?
As a meat producer and a mom, I hear a lot of information about animal agriculture and the environment. Some groups claim that meat production is one of the main driving forces hurting the environment. They claim that we need to go ‘back to the start’ in food production, insinuating that we should go back to producing food the way we did decades ago.

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Jun 04

Alltech Symposium Breakout Sessions Highlight Advances in Livestock Nutrition Programs

Alltech Symposium Breakout Sessions Highlight Advances in Livestock Nutrition Programs
This year’s Alltech Symposium offered many great programs during the breakout sessions. Of greatest interest to me were several sessions focusing on the future of animal nutrition. I had the opportunity to attend two of these sessions.

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